Brownies without eggs taste fantastic, won't spike your blood sugar, and the recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare! They're perfect for those with egg allergies or egg intolerance.
In the world of keto desserts, brownies are one of the most popular. But can you make a gluten free sugar free brownie recipe without eggs?
YES, you can! I'll show you how to make brownies without eggs, and you will be able to enjoy them guilt-free!
How to make brownies without eggs
Where making the batter is concerned, egg free brownies are not much different than other recipes for keto brownies. The steps are pretty simple, too.
- Combine dry ingredients. To get started on the recipe, just whisk together coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and sea salt in a mixing bowl. (photos 1 & 2)
- Bloom the gelatin. Next, bloom some grass-fed gelatin in water. (photo 3) Then, dissolve the gelatin completely with warm water. (photo 4)
What does it mean to bloom gelatin? Blooming gelatin is the process of soaking it in liquid to soften it. For this brownie recipe, we sprinkle gelatin into water, then allow it sit for a couple of minutes. When the mixture gets hot, the gelatin will dissolve evenly.
- Sweeten and whip the gelatin. The third step is to add granular sweetener to the gelatin and water mixture. (photo 5)
Using an electric mixer on high speed, whip the sweetened gelatin until it turns white and fluffy.(photo 6)
- Combine wet and dry ingredients. Add melted coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla extract and the fluffy gelatin mixture to the dry coconut flour and cacao mixture. (photos 7 & 8)
- Blend and bake! The final step is to blend all the ingredients together to form the brownie batter. (photo 9) Then, simply spread into a pan, bake the egg free brownies, cool them, and cut into squares. (photos 10, 11 & 12)
The Best Low Carb Sugar Substitute
Obviously, the most important step in creating healthy desserts is keeping the sugar and overall net grams of carbs low. For this gluten-free sugar-free brownie recipe, I use Lakanto Monk Fruit.
Never heard of Monk Fruit? There’s a good reason you probably never heard of it when you were a young kid. For starters, it’s native to Southeast Asia, particularly China and Thailand.
In China, it’s known as “luo han guo.”
This green, mini-melon looking fruit, is so named because of the ancient monks who used it for therapeutic purposes.
If you’ve never had monk fruit before, like stevia, the taste may take some getting used to.
However, you have to be willing to make some sacrifices if you want a keto chocolate dessert that has just two grams of net carbs.
Some people complain about stevia having a bitter aftertaste. Personally, I don’t find it unappetizing, but both stevia and monk fruit are several times sweeter than granulated sugar.
Therefore, if you don’t like treats very sweet, use less monk fruit sweetener when you make the egg free brownies recipe.
Nonetheless, aren’t we lucky to live in an age where we can eat more than one brownie if we want and not worry about our blood sugar level?
What are the benefits of gelatin in brownies?
As you can see in the list of ingredients below, this no egg brownies recipe calls for a tablespoon of grass-fed gelatin.
Gelatin is a very effective thickening agent. As a result, it replaces the eggs in the recipe.
But beyond that, gelatin offers numerous health benefits. For starters, it helps support your body’s collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Out of the tens of thousands of proteins that make up your body, about one third is collagen.
So you’re probably already familiar with how eating foods with collagen can help your skin and joints and digestive system.
Gelatin is basically collagen protein that has been cooled and congealed.
Although the typical American diet includes plenty of meat, gelatin contains a specific amino acid profile that meat does not offer.
It’s because of its high amount of the amino acids such as glycine, glutamic acid, proline and hydroxyproline, that gelatin and collagen are considered nutritional powerhouses.
One serving of gelatin contains about 20 grams of collagen (and nearly that much in protein).
Can you freeze egg-free brownies?
Aside from their nutritional value, one of the best features of the egg-free brownies is that they freeze beautifully!
Just be sure to allow them enough time to thaw before you serve them. It's best to thaw them in the refrigerator. However, if you plan to serve them the same day you remove them from the freezer, you can safely thaw them at room temperature.
Creating a guilt-free chocolate dessert
Not only is this gluten free sugar free brownie recipe ridiculously easy to make, but it also makes the best guilt-free brownies!
The nutritional information is pretty amazing, especially when you consider that this is a chocolate dessert!
NUTRITION PER EGG FREE BROWNIE:
- 145 calories
- 13 grams of fat
- 2 grams of fiber and
- 3 grams of protein
But if you’re checking this egg free brownie recipe out, chances are good that you want to know about the carb count.
Believe it or not, these brownies have just 4 grams of total carbs and only 2 net grams!
Easy Egg Free Brownies (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or grease pan.
- Whisk together coconut flour, cocao powder, baking soda, and sea salt in mixing bowl.
- Place ⅓ cup room temperature water in small mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin over to soften/bloom. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Add ⅓ cup hot water to the gelatin mixture and stir with fork or whisk until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add granular low carb sweetener and beat with electric mixer until mixture is white and fluffy.
- Add the fluffy gelatin mixture, almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract into bowl with the dry cocao mix in it. Beat with electric mixer until blended.
- Spread into prepared baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until brownies set in the center.
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